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Surprisingly, it\u2019s comforting vanilla, not lemon, that our nose first detects on entering Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods. But everything else in St. Louis\u2019 newest boutique culinary store is as fresh as the fruit for which it\u2019s named.

With its combination of curated, high-quality inventory and enchanting charm, Lemon Gem is poised to become the next breakout business in The Grove, an increasingly popular shopping and dining district. Owner Beth Styles says that since opening in November, Lemon Gem has seen steady sales that have far exceeded her expectations.

\u201cI had trouble keeping up with everyone!\u201d Styles says of the shop\u2019s first holiday season. \u201cWe\u2019ve had a lot of people who have shared that they\u2019re really excited to have a kitchen store in the neighborhood and that it\u2019s something that had been missing.\u201d

Located in the building that formerly housed Rise Coffee House (which relocated to larger digs next door), Lemon Gem fits in perfectly, enticing passersby with can\u2019t-miss, yellow-framed picture windows that offer a glimpse of the store\u2019s treasures. Inside, with its black-and-white tile, colorful products and abundance of natural light, Lemon Gem is a foodie\u2019s favorite Instagram photo come to life.

On the practical side, it\u2019s easy to understand why Lemon Gem is so popular; the store is a growing destination for experienced and novice culinary creators alike. Chefs and bakers both get their due, and Lemon Gem carries a variety of essentials from big brands as well as from local and regional names at all price points. In one trip, a shopper could easily pick up a 12-inch Cuisinart skillet, a rolling pin handmade by local woodworker Collin Garrity and a small-press book featuring recipes centered around one subject, like honey or broccoli.

Styles has even curated a corner of the shop for the city\u2019s youngest chefs and bakers, gathering together colorful aprons, adorable and kid-friendly cookie cutters and tiny tools to welcome little ones to their new favorite hobby.

\u201cMy nieces are both 4, and they love trying to help cook, so I thought it would be fun to have things that kids can actually cook with,\u201d Styles says. \u201cIf mom\u2019s making muffins, she can give a little batter to her child so that they can make their own mini-muffins right alongside her.\u201d

Styles says that her own love of baking was shaped by family members.

\u201cI have a couple of cookbooks that were my great-grandmother\u2019s; they\u2019re not in great condition because she used the heck out of them, but the cool thing is that they have all these little handwritten notes,\u201d Styles says. \u201cAnd my Aunt Gloria was a big baker and also liked to sew, so I have a handful of aprons that she made. A lot of them are themed for holidays, and I remember her wearing some of them.\u201d

But along with the tools and treasures for sale in the store, Styles envisions Lemon Gem as a true community resource for people who love food and cooking. She\u2019s been busy arranging a variety of workshops and partnering with local businesses on future events that highlight the joy that can be found in your kitchen. Upstairs, Styles plans to expand Lemon Gem\u2019s charming library and meeting space, which already features cookbooks, along with large, cozy chairs and a children\u2019s play nook.

Lemon Gem has truly become the neighborhood destination that Styles has always wanted, and as is often the case, it wouldn\u2019t have happened without a little frustration. Calling herself a longtime \u201cstress baker,\u201d Styles realized that she was missing her lemon tart pan one day shortly after moving into her new home in the city. Unfortunately, she found no locally owned kitchen supply stores within the city limits, and faraway big-box stores don\u2019t always stock the tools a baker needs. Styles had already been thinking about opening her own shop to fill that neighborhood niche, so when Rise made its move and its former building became available, she knew it was time to make Lemon Gem a reality.

\u201cThe space is exactly what I had in mind,\u201d Styles says. \u201cI\u2019ve gotten to know a lot of the business owners here, and you can tell that everyone is really passionate about The Grove and are really supportive of one another. I\u2019m excited about the momentum that The Grove has right now and that we get to be part of that.\u201d

Lemon Gem isn\u2019t Styles\u2019 first step into small-business ownership; she also owns Parsimonia, a curated vintage clothing and accessories shop on South Grand Boulevard. She says that both Lemon Gem and Parsimonia indulge her love of pairing history (timeless tools and recipes and vintage style) with modern design and trends.

\u201cI definitely have a preoccupation with things that are not from this age,\u201d Styles says. \u201cI double-minored in psychology and sociology [in college], and there\u2019s a sociological side of it that\u2019s really interesting to me to connect with a time from way before I was born.\u201d

Styles also notes that Lemon Gem and Parsimonia both offer items that are built to last, no matter if it\u2019s a stockpot or a dress.

\u201cThings might have been a little more expensive, but people bought them with the intention of using them until they couldn\u2019t anymore, and I just feel like a lot of that has been lost today,\u201d she says. \u201cNow, people are just buying stuff and quickly getting rid of it. So there\u2019s a part of me that feels like we\u2019re helping to preserve a part of history in a fun way.\u201d

Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods, 4180 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-696-2744, lemongem.com

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When faced with a unique floor plan, Ellen Kurtz of Ellen Kurtz Interiors got to work making this living space in The Crescent Condos in Clayton a perfect space for her clients\u2019 busy lifestyle.

The condo is part of a new build-out at the downtown Clayton complex, and it has a slightly different floor plan arrangement from the rest of the building\u2019s condos. Kurtz notes a large curved window that leads out onto the terrace, so she decided to work with the curved feel and incorporate a curved sofa, circular rug and table.

Since the clients collect artwork, Kurtz installed LED lighting, putting a spotlight on some of their pieces in the space. The room also includes a baby grand piano and built-in shelving alongside the honey onyx fireplace to hold more of their artwork.

\u201cThey\u2019re very much into high contrast for all of their [room] coloring and artwork,\u201d Kurtz notes. \u201cI really wanted a maximum amount of seating in the space, which is how we ended up with the curved sofa.\u201d

Ellen Kurtz Interiors | 10380 Page Industrial Blvd., Overland | 314-426-6262 | ellenkurtzinteriors.com

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Address | Municipality/Township | List Price | Sold Price | Bed | Bath | Days on the Market

7400 University Drive | University City | $691,500 | $691,500 | 4 | 5 | 0

2143 Oak Drive | Crystal Lake Park | $659,000 | $632,500 | 5 | 4 | 14

11060 Graeser Lane | Creve Coeur | $749,000 | $690,800 | 5 | 5 | 0

52 Briarcliff | Ladue | $895,000 | $820,000 | 6 | 7 | 126

1 Briar Oak Road | Ladue | $1,865,000 | $1,865,000 | 4 | 6 | 3

28 Ladue Meadows | Creve Coeur | $1,250,000 | $1,225,000 | 5 | 5 | 27

14780 Sugarwood Trail | Chesterfield | $995,000 | $845,000 | 5 | 9 | 206

1 Bonhomme Grove | Chesterfield | $1,390,000 | $1,225,000 | 4 | 5 | 115

1399 Schoettler | Chesterfield | $1,599,000 | $1,525,000 | 4 | 7 | 204

101 Bellerosa Drive | Des Peres | $749,000 | $725,000 | 5 | 6 | 75

325 South Woodlawn Avenue | Kirkwood | $639,900 | $600,000 | 4 | 3 | 35

356 Halcyon Drive | Glendale | $629,900 | $625,000 | 5 | 4 | 30

1552 Highland Valley Circle | Wildwood | $615,000 | $598,000 | 4 | 5 | 5

17761 Drummer Lane | Chesterfield | $649,000 | $632,000 | 4 | 5 | 53

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Address | Municipality/Township | Price | Square Feet | Bed | Bath

162 North Central Ave. | Clayton | $2,750,000 | 4,712 | 5 | 7

1777 Dougherty Ferry | Kirkwood | $1,200,000 | 3,126 | 4 | 3

19 Briarbrook Trail | Des Peres | $1,475,000 | 5,077 | 4 | 6

2 Log Cabin Drive | Ladue | $1,450,000 | 6,121 | 5 | 7

13 Overbrook Drive | Ladue | $2,050,000 | 4,854 | 4 | 5

26 Countryside Lane | Frontenac | $2,395,000 | 6,483 | 7 | 8

24 Overbrook Drive | Ladue | $2,999,000 | 6,187 | 6 | 7

9915 Litzsinger | Ladue | $3,100,000 | 7,077 | 6 | 8

16656 Annas Way | Chesterfield | $1,124,900 | 5,261 | 6 | 7

18614 Charlevoix Lane | Wildwood | $1,199,000 | 4,013 | 5 | 6

16927 Bottlebrush (Lot 40) Court | Chesterfield | $1,499,500 | 4,500 | 5 | 7

357 Larimore Valley Drive | Wildwood | $1,775,000 | 7,858 | 4 | 5

419 Rolling View Road | Creve Coeur | $1,195,000 | 4,004 | 4 | 6

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Wabi sabi: the Japanese aesthetic and philosophy of embracing imperfect handmade creations and appreciating peace in solitude. It was an idea that resonated with St. Louis native Hillary Bird, leading her to dub her local weaving business Wabi Sabi Textile Company.

A self-described people person, Bird discovered a love of weaving when she first picked up a loom in 2013 after working for three years at a local vintage clothing shop as a seamstress and historical costumer (although she\u2019s been working with vintage clothing and textiles for about seven years total). As she dived into her new art, she had a realization. \u201cWeaving can be very isolating, spending hours and hours alone with just your loom and your thoughts,\u201d Bird says. \u201cMy whole life, I\u2019ve [gotten my] energy from being around others, but when I began weaving, I was spending a lot more time by myself, something that had always made me somewhat uncomfortable. At some point, a very foreign thought entered my mind: \u2018You are enough. This is enough.\u2019 It felt like the breakthrough I didn\u2019t know I was looking for.\u201d

With that revelation, Bird knew weaving was her calling. The ancient practice would allow her to combine her aspirations of creating art and making textiles, including rugs and clothing. \u201cI realized making rugs and making fabric were the same thing \u2013 weaving,\u201d Bird says. \u201cI could create these chunky, fuzzy woven things by basically \u2018painting\u2019 with yarn, or I could create yardage of fabric \u2013 that I could even print on \u2013 to make my own clothes.\u201d

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Bird, who currently works full time with vintage clothes at a local textile-recycling company called Remains and will soon pursue her love of weaving further at her dream school, Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, taught herself to weave by studying vintage woven pieces, reading about traditional methods and going through the trial-and-error process as she practiced the art. She envisions her textile work as her own modern interpretation of the ancient craft. Although she takes inspiration from traditional weaving, Bird notes her designs tend to be softer and more abstract than many of the vintage textiles of the past.

To create her pieces of art, mostly woven wall hangings, Bird works on one of her multiple looms \u2013 all of which are self-made, handmade by local woodworkers or vintage from local thrift stores or online sellers. She begins with a rough sketch of a design idea and chooses her color scheme. \u201cI tend to be drawn more toward interesting textures, so the actual look and feel of the yarn influences [the piece] more than anything else,\u201d she says. \u201cI\u2019m all about letting the materials dictate the design, so usually the finished piece ends up looking nothing like my original sketch.\u201d Bird uses vintage materials she has collected through the years from thrift stores and specialty yarn shops. \u201cI make a point to buy handmade yarn if I have to get something new,\u201d she notes, adding that Knitorious is her go-to local yarn store.

Bird\u2019s textile designs are inspired by her daily environment, from an interesting shadow to a colorful plant or an unusual piece of fabric. \u201cFor me, it\u2019s all about natural balance,\u201d she says, noting that her work commonly features geometric patterns. \u201cA lot of people compare my designs to [the tile-matching video game] Tetris. It seems that\u2019s where my hands and brain take me.\u201d Her designs focus on feeling, rather than appearance, she explains. \u201cI\u2019m all about blending soft yarns with scratchy ones, and natural colors and soft neutrals like creams and peaches with pops of rich jewel tones. I like the juxtaposition between clean and messy, quiet and loud.\u201d

Her smaller wall hangings \u2013 measuring around 10 inches by 10 inches \u2013 typically take about eight hours to complete, and she has spent more than a day crafting larger pieces, with her biggest creation to date measuring 30 inches by 30 inches.

To share her passion, Bird teaches a tapestry weaving class, as well as a woven \u201cmug rug\u201d class where students also make their own looms, at Perennial, a St. Louis community workshop and store. She also has a basic tapestry class planned for TechShop, a local do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio in the Central West End. \u201cEach class will be unique, but all my students will leave with tons of weaving tips and tricks,\u201d she says.

Bird\u2019s art has appeared at many craft shows through the years, and it also has been featured in gallery exhibits, including a group show called \u201cArt. Work.\u201d last February at Westminster Press, a St. Louis art gallery, consignment shop and printmaking studio, and the Create & Cultivate conference for female entrepreneurs in Atlanta in October.

Bird\u2019s textiles are available on Etsy. In the coming year, Bird plans to explore the expansion of Wabi Sabi by weaving rugs, as well as fabric to create pillows, blankets and clothes. She plans to work on these new endeavors as time allows and has no current time frame for when she might introduce these products. And as her business branches out, Bird\u2019s hope is that her passion for materials \u201cthat were loved long before [her]\u201d will live on.

Wabi Sabi Textile Company, wabisabitextileco.com

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What more does a girl need? Use these three pieces to create the basis for a stunning modern room with a distinctly feminine feel.

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\"Blushing

Blushing Bridesmaid

On a dreary, gray day, beclouded and chilly, the only brightness available to me comes from a heap of colorful new garden catalogs.

Outside, only my hellebores look happy, their shy green, white or pink blooms nodding with modesty. Inside, the catalog pages suggest plant breeders have been busy \u2013 featuring, as they do, images of new hybrids that will make my current hybrids look like country bumpkins.

Two of the new selections are ready for a spring wedding, in a manner of speaking: H. X \u2018Blushing Bridesmaid,\u2019 crowned by 2-inch white flowers with raspberry veining and picotee rims, and \u2018Maid of Honor,\u2019 grown in shades of soft antique rose. Perfect for a shady St. Louis garden, these fully double, evergreen seedling selections illustrate the brilliant work of Hans Hansen and come into the trade through wholesaler Walters Gardens. Deer- and rabbit-proof, they\u2019ll be low maintenance once established.

\"Maid

Maid of Honor

Growers also have enjoyed great success hybridizing Baptisias. Many species of the native false indigo perfectly suit our sunny natural areas now, but breeders have been busily crossing many of them for dramatic new selections.

Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery has introduced two striking hybrid cultivars this year. Always irreverent in his descriptions, he calls his bodacious B. X \u2018Yellow Towers\u2019 a \u201cbare-legged beauty.\u201d A very upright form, this superb clear, butter-yellow form grows, indeed, completely naked for the first foot of stem. Rising to more than 4 feet at bloom, it will give height to a border without crowding out neighbors.

The same series includes \u2018Ivory Towers.\u2019 This elegant selection sports pure white flowers on glaucous ebony stems, giving a magical effect.

\"Baptisia

Baptisia 'Yellow Towers'

Another stunning Baptisia, \u2018Lunar Eclipse,\u2019 boasts buds that open white and gradually fade to pale blue in a color gradation going down each stem. This voluptuous hybrid comes from Jim Ault at Chicago Botanical Garden.

For new annuals, Julie will be using a gorgeous new Celosia from Ball Seed Co. called C. \u2018Dracula,\u2019 with a dramatic single inflorescence in blood red, and a bright new Dianthus from Selecta called D. \u2018Super Trouper Orange.\u2019 Look for these later in the season at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Just because a catalog labels a plant as new, incidentally, doesn\u2019t mean it\u2019s hot off the breeders\u2019 bench; it\u2019s just appearing for the first time in that publication.

In that respect, one of my sweet discoveries while researching this column was the \u2018Chicago Hardy\u2019 fig. Although it\u2019s been around for a few years, it just made the Burpee 2017 list. I've always envied gardeners on The Hill for their dedicated cultivation (and success) in overwintering tender figs. At Ravenswood, even with the best of intentions, I haven\u2019t successfully taken one of them through the winter outdoors. My garden runs at least half a zone colder than most city gardens, and Ladue\u2019s halfway between, with microclimates ranging from 5B to 6B. If this fig cultivar can survive in the Windy City, though, it should work well here.

We gardeners always love to push the envelope on what we can grow, to tempt fate with plant treasures that we have brought in from warmer zones. I\u2019m going to try one more time \u2013 wish me luck!

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As you drive along the large circular drive, 3 acres of lush gardens and mature trees open up to reveal a sprawling residence. This traditional home showcases fantastic renovations, combining classic elements with modern-day conveniences. Two large additions flank the manse, creating one magnificent sanctuary. After meal prep inside the expanded kitchen, featuring an oversize center island with bar seating, take your ease inside the gorgeous great room, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, with one of seven fireplaces found throughout the home standing front and center. The walk-out lower level complements social gatherings, with a decadent wine room and wet bar, and the backyard oasis provides a spacious brick patio and pool area. You might find your favorite space, though, is the incredible master suite, encapsulating luxury and comfort with a vaulted ceiling and private deck access, plus a sumptuous master bath. Bonuses include an expansive screened porch, in-law quarters, his-and-her offices, a side-entry 3-car garage and much more.

This 6-bedroom, 7-full-bathroom and 1-half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $3.1 million.

Margie Medelberg & Karen Tucker, The Medelberg Team, 314-265-3888 (Medelberg), 636-530-4016 (Tucker), 636-530-4004 (office), themedelbergteam.com

For more than 35 years, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate (formerly Prudential Alliance, Realtors) has served the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. The company operates seven branch locations with more than 400 agents in four major counties, making it one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the area. Berkshire Hathaway offers one-stop-shopping services, including corporate relocation, new-homes marketing, commercial sales, and mortgage, title and warranty products.

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\u201cThere is no one alive who is youer than you.\u201d That Dr. Seuss quote is the idea behind Kristin Mayer\u2019s new Ladue home-goods and gift shop, The Spotted Pig. The artisanal owner understands that your home is an expression of yourself, so when you walk into her wildly eclectic store, you step inside her crafty, quirky imagination. \u201cI enjoy being different and being me,\u201d Mayer says. \u201cThe more you believe in what you like, the more it seems people understand it \u2013 and [they] love the uniqueness of my mixing of styles.\u201d

Growing up in St. Louis, the Saint Louis University graduate immersed herself in the study of art and fell in love with everything from bohemian to vintage to rustic design. \u201cI have always loved art, crafts and design,\u201d Mayer says. \u201cI grew up with a mother constantly redecorating and a father who was a homebuilder, so I was surrounded with design all my life.\u201d

As she started her career, Mayer soon became familiar with the range of design tastes of local St. Louisans while working for local boutiques for 12 years and dreaming up her own ideal shop, named for her favorite animal \u2013 the pig. (She even proudly sports a pink pig tattoo on her wrist!)

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The Spotted Pig is a rustic industrial take on home d\u00e9cor, offering unique, free-spirited household furnishings, vintage and statement jewelry, natural and enticing apothecary lines and more from the Midwest to the East and West coasts, and even Canada. \u201cI attend the large gift markets and vintage markets all over for inspiration, and [I] have a knack for finding that perfect place on a road trip [for] unique finds,\u201d Mayer explains. \u201cI go with my gut. I pick things that excite me \u2013 that look like nothing else I\u2019ve seen around.\u201d The result, she says, is a shop with something for everyone \u2013 fashion and art lovers alike.

The store also offers its own The Spotted Pig custom furniture line, designed by Mayer and handcrafted by a local master carpenter. \u201cHe uses old-school techniques and stands behind all his masterpieces for a lifetime,\u201d Mayer notes. The line features custom-made, hand-carved furniture, including farm and coffee tables made of wood, as well as unique pieces, such as a dock cleat console table.

Among the shop\u2019s most popular pieces are items from its featured local jewelry artists, including custom vintage recreations by Sutton Lasater and fashionable statement pieces from Kate Pollmann and Collections by Joya, as well as apothecary lines such as Linnea\u2019s Lights and KOBO pure soy candles, and porcelain diffusers by Apothecary Guild and Illuminaria. \u201cThere are amazing candle companies out there, so I really try hard to find the smaller brands that have that same quality as the well-known, big-box companies, but offer a different look,\u201d Mayer says.

Mayer loves to surprise and delight her customers, whom she calls \u201cbeautifully eccentric free spirits and rustic bohemian souls.\u201d \u201cThey are fun, and they aren\u2019t afraid to be daring and choose items that make them smile inside and out, no matter what the trends are,\u201d she notes. \u201cThey believe in their style as their trend.\u201d And clients have responded to the store with enthusiasm. \u201cPeople appreciate the effort I take to be so different and unique,\u201d Mayer says, adding that customers love her eclectic mix of styles that form the \u201cit\u201d factor in the perfect gift or home accessory. Mayer also enjoys getting to know customers\u2019 unique tastes and styles. \u201cI feel very blessed seeing all the excitement a customer brings in each and every time [he or she] enters the shop.\u201d

Mayer plans to connect with more clients through craft classes. Although no dates are set, she has ideas in the works for fun gatherings for small groups to enjoy complimentary wine while crafting and making new friends.

\u201cI love my customers!\u201d Mayer says. \u201cI love doing what makes me happy and then sharing that joy with others and seeing how much excitement my handwork gives them. Life is about what makes you happy.\u201d

9218 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-274-7768, thespottedpigstl.com

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Dottie Eaton\u2019s mission was a unique one: She was to transform the University City Craftsman-style house\u2019s living room into a Mad Men-inspired space. Eaton, owner of design company Design Style, worked with her client, who had been having difficulty achieving the look she wanted.

Eaton started from scratch. She had everything repainted, so the whitewashed tones worked with the inky midnight blues her client also wanted.

\u201cI paid careful attention to the details,\u201d Eaton says. \u201cThe Sputnik chandelier made by the prop company in California that made the actual light for the show Mad Men was a fun aspect.\u201d

She also incorporated a vintage 1871 blueprint map of Manhattan, midcentury chairs and a midcentury coffee table with walnut legs. The goal was to get the space finished before the client\u2019s daughter\u2019s wedding festivities, and Eaton was able to get the space finished with the vibe the client wanted.

\u201c[The client] called the space a \u2018smashing success,\u2019\u201d Eaton says.

Dottie Eaton of Design Style | 314-324-2203 | designstyle-ds.com

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This lovely brick abode, found in Ladue, evokes elegance with its endless patio and picture windows. Start mornings off inside the bright sunroom, with French doors that lead to the living room. There you\u2019ll discover beautiful built-ins and a cozy fireplace. The open layout welcomes all to relax and explore the traditional home, from its roomy family area, with a beamed ceiling and wood-burning fireplace, to the gourmet chef\u2019s kitchen, featuring ample counter space, double ovens and custom cabinetry. The lower level comes complete with a recreation room and ample storage space. The expansive master suite offers its own private entrance, plus an updated bath and abundant closet space. Hardwood floors, extensive millwork and recessed lighting prove trademarks of this sophisticated residence, while floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlook the scenic backyard, capturing the beauty found inside and outside of this attractive home.

This 4-bedroom, 3 full-bathroom and 1 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $1.149 million.

Gina Bundy, 314-267-6262 (direct), 314-721-4755 (office), ginab@gladysmanion.com, gladysmanion.com

Committed to excellence for more than 80 years, Gladys Manion Real Estate is the last of the boutique real estate firms that once lined Forsyth Boulevard from the 1940s through the 1980s. Gladys Manion has a history of listing exclusive real estate properties and a superior knowledge of the luxury market, resulting in one of the highest average home-sale prices in the St. Louis area for several years. Its professional full-time agents average more than 10 years of experience, providing clients exclusive, personalized and result-producing service.

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Residing on more than an acre in Town and Country, this modernized ranch home features stainless steel in its roofing, soffits, gutters, pillars, fencing and more. Its smart design extends to the home\u2019s center point, an open kitchen, which features a DCS commercial range, with custom hood, and a center island, with bar seating, plus custom cabinetry and a spacious breakfast area. Doors lead to the expansive backyard and pool area, with a patio and fire pit where you can roast marshmallows and enjoy a nightcap. Entertain guests with ease in the formal dining room, connected to the open living room by a custom see-through gas fireplace. The finished lower level also works as a great gathering place, with its own fireplace. And when you\u2019re ready to bid the day adieu, slip away to the main-floor master suite, which offers a glass shower, a Whirlpool tub, double sinks and a walk-in closet.

This 4-bedroom, 4-full-bathroom and 1-half-bathroom home in Town and Country is listed for $975,000.

Julie Lane, 314-303-6504 (direct), 314-983-2199 (office), julielane@sbcglobal.net, janetmcafee.com/julielane

From its humble beginning in the founder\u2019s basement, the Janet McAfee Real Estate network is now four decades strong and a recognized local leader. Today, the firm enjoys a corporate office in Ladue, more than 100 active professional agents and a significant presence in the St. Louis central corridor. Through exclusive relocation and marketing affiliations, the syndication of listings to leading real estate portals and distinguished luxury partners, Janet McAfee Real Estate offers global reach.

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